Kathy Freston’s Veganist Hits #1

This might have been the safest vegan bet you could have made this year: Kathy Freston’s Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World is now the #1 bestselling book on Amazon.com, undoubtedly because of her appearance today on Oprah.

That’s the second time this month a vegan book has claimed the top spot on Amazon.com.

Exciting news, but I sure hope nobody actually starts calling themselves a “veganist.” That’s just too cringe-inducing for words, and I feel a moral obligation to beg, cajole, and plead with everyone to never, ever say that word in my presence. Regardless, let’s hope Freston’s book sells in huge numbers and inspires a vast wave of newcomers to go vegan. (Via Paul.)